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Clarence Bourbon

Mr. Clarence Bourbon of Okawville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:36 P.M. He had attained the age of 83 years, 1 month and 23 days.

Clarence was born in Cadet, Mo. on January 29, 1934 the son of Raymond and Margaret (nee Dean) Bourbon. He was united in marriage to Grace Kampe on February 7, 1958, they later divorced.

Mr. Bourbon served in the United State Army and was honorably discharged on September 30, 1962 and was a member of American Legion Post 233 of Okawville. He worked as a mechanic until his retirement. He was a member of the Olive Branch Lutheran Church in rural Okawville.

Left to mourn his passing are his two daughters, Brenda Tweedy and husband Anthony of Nashville and Laurie Lamar and fiancée Jim Smith of Okawville; nine grandchildren;  four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildrent; four step great grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene Christopher of Cedar Hill, Mo., and Delores Bourbon of Potosi, Mo.;  five brothers, Raymond Bourbon, Jr. and wife Betty of Caledonia, Mo., Carl Bourbon and special friend Jackie of Cadet, Bill Bourbon and wife Mary Ann of Tiff, Mo., Larry Bourbon of Potosi and Roger Bourbon and wife Becky of Old Mines, Mo.; a daughter-in-law; numerous nieces nephews and cousins as well as a host of friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Terry Bourbon; his former wife, Grace Bourbon;  three brothers, Albert Bourbon, Jesse Bourbon and Joseph in infancy, and two sisters, Peggy Charboneau and Norma Jones.

In accordance with the wishes of Clarence and his family, cremation was performed.

Memorial service will be held from the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. with Pastor Art Eichhorn officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 233 of Okawville.

Interment of ashes will be on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 A.M. until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be received by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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